Brian Chapman

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Audio CDs: Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Impromptu, Winterreise, Quintets Order Form



Beethoven's 13th Piano Sonata "shares two features with its more famous ‘sibling' in C# minor: the title Sonata quasi una fantasia and the alla breve time signature for the first movement. These similarities were conferred by Beethoven. Sadly, there is a third similarity conferred by an overwhelming consensus of the world's pianists: the alla breve tempo markings are almost universally ignored in public performances and recordings! ”
— Brian Chapman

CD CONTENTS
(Sample downloads 0.5Mb, ~30 seconds)

1SCHUBERT: Impromptu in G flat, Op.90 No.3
sssssssssssjImpromptu in A flat, Op.142 No.2

1MOZART: Fantasia in D minor, K.397
sssssssss jMinuet in D, K.355/576b


1
BEETHOVEN: Sonata in G, Op.49 No.2
ssssssssssss1111Allegro ma non troppo
ssssssssssss1111Tempo di Minuetto

1
BEETHOVEN:
Minuet in G, WoO 10 No.2

1BEETHOVEN: Sonata quasi una fantasia in E flat, Op.27 No.1
ssssssssssss1111Andante
ssssssssssss1111Allegro molto e vivace
ssssssssssss1111Adagio con espressione
ssssssssssss1111Allegro vivace


1
GRANADOS: The maiden and the nightingale
ssssssssssss1111from Goyescas

1ALBÉNIZ: El Albaicin from Iberia Book III

1DEBUSSY: Clair de lune from Suite bergamasque
1DEBU Footsteps in the snow from Préludes Book I
1DEBU The girl with the flaxen hair from Préludes Book I
1DEBU The engulfed cathedral from Préludes Book I

1DEBU Gardens under rain from Estampes


The CD booklet contains reproductions of six illustrations (oil on canvas, 76x76 cm) by Lucy Chapman for the works by Granados and Debussy.

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BRIAN CHAPMAN — Piano MOVE MCD 426

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